Go to Naturalis.nl

Search results

Record: oai:ARNO:220208

AuthorC.F. Mann
TitleSystematic notes on Asian birds. 28. Taxonomic comments on some south and south-east Asian members of the family Nectariniidae
JournalZoologische Verhandelingen
Volume340
Year2002
Pages179-189
KeywordsAsia; Nectariniidae; taxonomy
AbstractCertain taxonomic changes made by Cheke & Mann (2001) are here explained and justified. Dicaeum haematostictum Sharpe, 1876, is split from D. australe (Hermann, 1783). D. aeruginosum Bourns & Worcester, 1894 is merged into D. agile (Tickell, 1833). The genus Chalcoparia Cabanis, 1851, is re-established for (Motacilla) singalensis Gmelin, 1788. The taxon Leptocoma sperata marinduquensis (duPont, 1971), is shown to be based on a specimen of Aethopyga siparaja magnifica Sharpe, 1876. Aethopyga vigorsii (Sykes, 1832) is split from A. siparaja (Raffles, 1822). Cheke & Mann (op. cit.) mistakenly omitted two forms, Anthreptes malacensis erixanthus Oberholser, 1932 and Arachnothera longirostra zarhina Oberholser, 1912. Five subspecies are removed from Aethopyga shelleyi Sharpe, 1876 to create the polytypic A. bella, Tweeddale, 1877. The Arachnothera affinis (Horsfield, 1822)/modesta (Eyton, 1839)/everetti (Sharpe, 1893) complex is re-evaluated in the light of the revision by Davison in Smythies (1999).
Classification42.83
Document typearticle
Download paperpdf document http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/46726